Safe and tasty food

Fruit and vegetables from the Netherlands are safe to eat. The sector strives to supply fruit, vegetables and ornamental products that are free from plant protection products (or the residues thereof), plant diseases and harmful microorganisms.

Thus, for example, there are agreements with the government and the water boards to use as few plant protection products as possible during cultivation. The sector also uses a safety and monitoring system to protect its food products. The system provides the sector with information on the origin, method of cultivation, transport, authenticity, content and safety of a product, so that any harmful effects on consumers can be avoided.